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Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 01/07/2014 :  20:22:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I have this working pivot script from previous post

DECLARE @DateList varchar(5000), @SQL varchar(max), @batchid uniqueidentifier

set @batchid = '460f74fc-c318-4152-b758-4afa1db9c890'

SELECT @DateList = STUFF((SELECT DISTINCT ',[' + Dates + ']'
FROM View_2 where View_2.BatchID = @batchid
ORDER BY ',[' + Dates + ']'
FOR XML PATH('')),1,1,'')

FROM View_2 t
PIVOT (Max(t.empty) FOR t.Dates IN (' + @DateList + '))p
where p.batchid = '''+ cast(@batchid as varchar(100))+ ''''


The problem i have is i want to show 5 columns in each reports page.

For example, if i have 3 dates, naturally, it would have 3 columns in a pivot report but i want to display additional 2 empty date columns. In other word, i want to show groups of 5 date columns in a report.

So if i have dates in my result set that is not in groups of 5, i want add additional empty date columns to make it to 5.

How should i go about it.

many thanks in advance.

Very Important crosS Applying yaK Herder

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Posted - 01/08/2014 :  06:42:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
do you've a calendartable in your database? for your above requirement you need to start from calendar table to display 5 dates irespective of whether it has the data or not.
If you dont have one you can use function below to create it on the fly

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